Original Blessing - online live zoom workshop
A Saturday Workshop
online via zoom
11th March 2023, 10am - 5pm
Led by Rev Maggy Whitehouse,
Christianity has long taught the concept of Original Sin, where humanity needed the death of Christ to redeem our errors. But Franciscan Christianity has always taught ‘original blessing’ instead. The Franciscan view is that Jesus was Plan A, not any kind of Plan B for when things went wrong. And this beautiful teaching also calls creation ‘the first Bible’ understanding that Divine presence has always been in love with its outpouring from the very start.
This one-day online zoom course explores the magic and mystery that led the Franciscans to hold such a different world view from conventional Christianity – a view that brings hope, ties faith directly with ecology and shows us a way forward in love, rather than fear.